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2015

Apple details Watch accessibility features in website update

Thursday April 16, 2015

Consumers with visual or aural impairments will have several options for making the Apple Watch more accessible to them, Apple revealed this week, including the company's oft-lauded VoiceOver functionality and user interface customizations.

Apple Watch won't be available in Apple's retail stores until June at the earliest

Thursday April 16, 2015

Walk-in purchases of the Apple Watch won't be available at Apple's retail stores until June at the earliest, as supply of the wrist-worn device will remain severely constrained, a new memo to employees from retail chief Angela Ahrendts has revealed.

Apple exploring light field image editing software, patent application shows

Thursday April 16, 2015

A patent application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday reveals Apple is continuing to explore light field camera applications, in this case imagining how users would manipulate image data to change focus or depth of field in a photo editing app.

Jawbone announces Up4 fitness band with NFC payments, releases Up2 mid-tier offering

Thursday April 16, 2015

In what appears to be Jawbone's attempt to keep up in an escalating wearables arms race, the company on Thursday unveiled the Up4 fitness tracker with built-in NFC payments provided in partnership with American Express.

LAUSD seeks multimillion-dollar refund from Apple for scrapped iPad in education program

Wednesday April 15, 2015

After officially scrapping a $1.3 billion educational technology initiative based on Apple's iPad, the Los Angeles Unified School District is reportedly demanding the company either return millions of dollars or face a lawsuit.

Apple makes 'last-minute decision' to use TSMC for 30% of 'A9' chip orders for next iPhone

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Facing poor yield rates from chipmaker GlobalFoundries, Apple has apparently made an eleventh-hour call as it solidifies its supply chain for the next-generation iPhone, opting to award nearly a third of "A9" chip orders to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.

Apple Watch preorders estimated at 2.3M units, low supply blamed on haptic vibrator and OLED display

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Well-informed KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has in the past proved accurate in predicting Apple's moves, estimates Apple Watch preorders will exceed 2.3 million units, though production bottlenecks relating to the device's haptic vibrator and advanced OLED screen are restricting rollout.

IFTTT's streamlined 'Do' apps get Apple Watch treatment, iPad support

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Popular Web-based productivity tool If This Then That on Wednesday announced upcoming Apple Watch support for its one-touch workflow activation apps Do Button and Do Note, as well as iPad compatibility for all three titles in the "Do" apps collection.

Apple's iOS App Store widens revenue lead over Google Play in Q1 2015

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Apple strengthened its position over Google in mobile app market revenue during the first quarter of 2015, helped along by massive growth in China, a country that now downloads more apps than the U.S., according to a report by analytics firm App Annie issued on Tuesday.

Apple posts Apple Watch 'Guided Tours' for Phone Calls, Siri, Maps and Music [updated with video]

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Apple on Wednesday added four more videos to its Apple Watch Guided Tours webpage covering Phone Calls, Siri interaction, Maps navigation and Music playback.

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld given custom all-gold Apple Watch band

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Apple has gifted Karl Lagerfeld with a specially-crafted Apple Watch featuring not just a yellow gold body but also a matching gold link bracelet, according to the fashion designer's personal assistant and bodyguard.

15M Americans say they'll buy an Apple Watch, Reuters poll finds

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Apple could sell as many as 15 million Apple Watches this year, new survey data suggests, as some 6 percent of U.S. adults --mostly men --say they plan to purchase one of the new wrist-worn devices.

Tumblr, Wikipedia overhaul apps for iOS with new looks and features

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Tumblr and Wikipedia released major updates to their iOS apps on Wednesday, revising their look as well as adding a number of features that expand their use and streamline navigation.

From beaches to bridges, Apple has plenty of possible California-themed names for next OS X

Wednesday April 15, 2015

With Apple's next-generation Mac operating system expected to be unveiled at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference in June, AppleInsider looks at possible names the company might choose for its follow-up to the OS X versions dubbed Yosemite and Mavericks.

Tim Cook offers keynote invite, Cupertino lunch in latest Charitybuzz auction

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Charitybuzz today announced that for the third year in a row, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is auctioning off some of his time in order to benefit the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights, which backs human rights causes around the globe.

European Commission charges Google with multiple antitrust violations

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Search giant Google has run once again into the welcoming embrace of European regulators, finding itself in the European Commission's crosshairs over allegations that it favors its own services unfairly with Android and web search products.

Microsoft updates Office 2016 for Mac Preview, intros new iPhone apps for Office 365

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Microsoft on Wednesday released an updated version of the Office 2016 for Mac Preview, cleaning up bug and performance problems while adding new features, as the company also simultaneously launched two new Office 365 apps for the iPhone, Office Delve and Office 365 Video.

WWDC 2015 scholarships increased to 350 as Apple works to boost gender, racial diversity

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Apple this year is offering 350 scholarships to WWDC 2015, a substantial increase over last year that will pull in students 13 and older, as well as members and alumni from a number of groups including women, blacks, and Latinos.

Chess grandmaster hid an iPod touch in the bathroom to cheat during tournaments

Wednesday April 15, 2015

Georgian chess champion Gaioz Nigalidze has been accused of using Apple's iOS devices to gain a competitive advantage during tournaments, hiding an iPod touch --which was used to analyze the game being played -- in the bathroom during at least one such event.

Samsung dedicates 200 employees to display team focused solely on Apple products

Wednesday April 15, 2015

A report on Wednesday reveals Samsung recently formed an internal team to make displays expressly for Apple, highlighting the curious position the Korean tech giant currently finds itself as supplier to one of its most bitter rivals.